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Jerry Zandstra

From seminary to STEM: Local pastor heads up huge education project at Steelcase pyramid

Local businessman, educator and seminary graduate Jerry Zandstra is keeping busy on the heels of a November announcement of his company’s pending acquisition of the Steelcase pyramid, which he plans to turn into a groundbreaking STEM education hub.

Kathy Ryan

UIX: Kathy Ryan helps others learn, grow through equine therapy

Kathy Ryan is executive director of The Equest Center, the only year-round facility in the area that offers equine therapy for individuals with disabilities. UIX Project Editor Matthew Russell finds out how some special animals help individuals with special needs at this innovative riding center.


G-Sync: Pop songs and progress

G-Sync's Lifestyle Editor Tommy Allen took the weekend off from attending local events and stepped into the streets of Washington, DC. Now he shares his view from the nation's capital and his hopes for 2015.

Ken Hekman, left, and Dr. John Mulder, right.

Do Good: Trillium Institute is here to help people live well, die well, and grieve well

A new, local organization, Trillium Institute, backed by a major local donor and organized by a leading senior living community, is taking a different approach to the end-of-life journey by emphasizing honest communication between patient and physician.


Powering the Mitten: What mix of fuel will power Michigan's future?

Electricity in Michigan comes mostly from coal and nuclear power, but that's set to change in the next decade. DTE Energy's Nick Khouri talks about how the utility is planning for the change.


Happiest of holidays from Rapid Growth

As 2014 winds down, we at Rapid Growth will be taking the next two weeks off to celebrate. Whether you're lighting a menorah or an Advent wreath, a Festivus candle or just a fire in the fireplace, we hope your holiday season is full of warmth and cheer. Thanks for being loyal readers and an incredible community, and we look forward to seeing you in 2015!

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